Ecks sways and slides and dives to avoid the withered talons of three dead girls. As he quickly rises to his feet, he blocks a hand coming for his head with Grace and lights up the brunette dead girl with Glory. An undead attacks Ecks from behind. Ecks, sensing the incoming strike, throws one arm back and takes her out with a dead-on shot to its head. The corpse runs past Ecks and continues onward for a few more pace before it drops to the ground. Ecks cracks a grin. However, the other corpses are not intimidated. On the lead of the front-most corpse’s gargled battle cry, the horde descends upon the famed Gunslinger Swordsman.
Living corpses swarm Willow, swinging and slashing their claws every which-way as they try to take their beautiful adversary down. Willow elegantly dances her way around each strike with a balletic grace. Her movement is loose and fluid like a ribbon in the breeze. She can see the undead are not impressed. After another beautifully executed evasive maneuver, Willow shoots a leg straight up, striking an attacking corpse square on the chin. Conjuring water on her heel, she finishes the vile creature off. She whips her leg back down, caving a dead girl’s head in with a powerful axe kick. Then, kicking her leg, Willow sends the downed corpses sliding across the ground and bowling over its sisters. The other undead let loose unearthly moans. They attack her once again.
Ecks and Willow effortlessly exterminate the undead horde. Their skills are highly impressive when they work together. They attack and counter. They duck and dodge. They defend and parry. The corpses’ numbers diminish but they keep with their assault, chomping and slashing at the Arcana Knights without relent. Willow and Ecks continue their assault. One corpse from each group rushes at them. Willow avoids the attack through a series of back flips. Ecks does the same from his end. They soon end up in a classic scenario, back to back surrounded by undead merchant girls. They both stood wondering what to do next. The undead horde slowly marches in, reaching out their withered, gangly hands. It would appear that the decrepit beings have their prey cornered. Or so they thought.
Ecks turns around, grabs his partner by her arm and turns her toward him. She looks into his blue eyes deeply. What she sees in them tells her what he’s thinking. Willows gives Ecks a knowing smile. Ecks flashes his coolest grin. Then he spins Willow to his right, keeping a hold of her left wrist. Willow leans over and fires a blast of water, destroying a corpse. After another flashy twirl to his left, she is dipped backwards by Ecks. At the same time, she raises one arm above her head and takes out another corpse. Ecks, looking into the Willow’s eyes, holds Glory to his right and squeezes the trigger. Another dead girl is disposed of. Willow leans up close to Ecks, throwing an arm over his right shoulder. She smiles coyly as she dispatches the undead girl at his back. Ecks returns the favor and blasts away the horror attacking from their left. Willow begins dancing her feet. Ecks follows suit. The living dead stood for a moment as they watched them begin to do a flashy salsa. Willow and Ecks move in perfect sequence. Their weapons remained drawn as they danced. The dead girls were not impressed. They quickly converge for the kill.
Amidst their performance, Ecks and Willow turn around back to back and begin blasting the swarming corpses. Several of stalking stiffs drop to the ground headless, telling their defeat. Willow then puts her arms back and on cue Ecks wraps his arms around hers. He then lifts her up on his back as he bent over. Raising her legs, Willow manipulates water with her feet, dropping more headless dead girls with ease. Afterward, she rolls off her partner’s back, and, as she lands, takes out two more corpses. Ecks stands up and fires off two rounds, one in front and one behind. The two defeated corpses cry out briefly before their heads burst. Several corpses swoop in from both sides for a pincher attack. With perfect choreography, Ecks crosses his wrists in front of him and Willow places one leg on them. He then flips his dance partner while he himself bent backwards. They coax their guns and water spheres in sequence, destroying the heads of the attacking undead. Willow lands on her feet and strikes a pose. Ecks, after landing on his back, swings his legs around into a flashy move that brings him to his feet.
Undeterred by their antics, the zombies continue their assault. Ecks and Willow step up the tempo, breaking into a flashy dance number as they brought death upon their decrepit audience. They moved and swayed in rhythmic sequence to the soundtrack of gunfire and aquatic sloshes mixed with the corpses’ death cries. Ecks goes into a flashy twirl, swinging his arms as his dance partners Grace and Glory sang the undead the chorus of their demise. The other corpses swirl around Ecks keeping their distance as they waited for an opportunity to strike. However, little do they realize, no distance is safe from the Gunslinger Swordsman. Eyeing the corpses, Ecks carefully aims his guns and begins plucking them off like ducks at a carnival shooting gallery while still staying in step.
Ecks and Willow go through a series of flashy dance moves with Ecks leading and Willow disposing of the remaining corpses. The duo moved in poetic motion, reading one another due to the time they have spent together. Beatrice requested when her sister was first partnered with Ecks that he train her to be a formidable warrior. Ecks knew that conventional training wouldn’t work. He had to come up with something that would be unique to Willow’s personality. What resulted is this style of combat mixed with dancing. Willow took to the style with ease and they are able to perform it with such exquisite beauty. They were in perfect sync. Willow allowed Ecks to guide her through the steps of their macabre routine. Each elegant move and flashy twirl was coupled with a blast of water. At one point, Ecks lifts her up and they twirl around together, dispensing death like rotating turret. He releases her mid rotation. She slides across the grass on her knees. Ecks quickly flips over the three corpses that threatened to cleave his back. Upon landing, he blasts each corpses in rhythmic sequence and bats their bodies away with Grace and Glory. Striking an elegant pose and snapping her fingers, Willow conjures up three orbs of water and wraps them around the head of each dead girl. With a wink, the orbs implode and the bodies drop to the ground.
Ecks and Willow scan the area littered with the rotted bodies that were once animated. There is no moaning. There are no shuffling feet. There is silence, eerie and ominous. They assume they have defeated their enemies. They hear the high squeak sound of a rusty door hinge. Ecks and Willow look toward the decaying village of merchant carts. Silence falls again. They stand at the ready, waiting for whatever may come. A moment passes. There is the clank of a falling object. Ecks takes aim and holds the trigger. He then breathes a sigh. How embarrassing would it have been for him to shoot a squirrel. Ecks shakes his head with a grin. Willow smiles at her partner.
Join Ecks and Willow on their first assignment!!
Arcana X: Gunslinger Swordsman
Chapter1- Part 1
Chapter2- Part 1
Chapter5- Part 1
Arcana X: Succubus
Want to know how their second assignment started?! Click the links below!!
Arcana X: 2nd Assignment Chapter 1 Pt.1
Arcana X: 2nd Assignment Chapter 1 Pt.2
Arcana X: 2nd Assignment Chapter 1 Pt.3
Arcana X: 2nd Assignment Chapter 2
Arcana X: 2nd Assignment Chapter 3 Pt.1
Arcana X: 2nd Assignment Chapter 4 Pt.1
Arcana X 2nd Assignment: Chapter 4 Pt.2
Arcana X 2nd Assignment: Chapter 5
Arcana X 2nd Assignment: Chapter 5 Pt.2
Arcana X 2nd Assignment: Chapter 6 Pt.1
Arcana X 2nd Assignment: Chapter 6 Pt.2
Yugi Motou enters the Beyblade world to rescue his friends!!
Yu-Gi-Oh X Beyblade Ch.1 Pt.1
Yu-Gi-Oh X Beyblade Ch.1 Pt.2
Yu-Gi-Oh X Beyblade Ch.1 Pt.3
Yu-Gi-Oh X Beyblade Ch.1 Pt.4
Yu-Gi-Oh X Beyblade Ch.1 Pt.5
Yu-Gi-Oh X Beyblade Ch.2
Yu-Gi-Oh X Beyblade Ch.3
Yu-Gi-Oh X Beyblade Ch.4
Yu-Gi-Oh X Beyblade Chapter 4 Pt.2
Yu-Gi-Oh X Beyblade Chapter 4 Pt.3
Yu-Gi-Oh X Beyblade Chapter 4 Pt.4
Yu-Gi-Oh X Beyblade Chapter 5
Yu-Gi-Oh X Beyblade Chapter 6 Pt.1
See the Witch dance with thee Devil in “Dante vs. Bayonetta”!!
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The Witch dances with the Devil Epilogue